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The Top 5 benefits of cloud-based solutions in the public sector

Moving to a cloud-based ERP system can bring many benefits to the public sector. Here are the top 5 reasons why public sector organizations should consider moving to a cloud ERP:

1. Cost savings:

One of the most significant advantages of cloud-based ERP is that it significantly reduces costs. It eliminates the need for expensive hardware, software licensing fees, and maintenance costs associated with traditional on-premises ERP systems. Cloud ERP systems are often offered subscription-based services, which makes them more affordable and predictable in terms of cost.

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2. Scalability:

Cloud ERP systems offer the flexibility to scale up or down as needed, making it easier for public sector organizations to adapt to changing needs. Whether it's adding new users, expanding to new locations, or increasing storage capacity, cloud ERP systems can easily accommodate growth without any significant disruptions.

3. Accessibility:

Cloud-based ERP systems can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, which makes it easier for public sector employees to work remotely or from different locations. This can be especially beneficial for organizations with staff working in multiple locations or those with a remote workforce.

4. Security:

Cloud ERP systems are often more secure than on-premises ERP systems because they are hosted in highly secure data centers with advanced security protocols. Cloud ERP vendors also typically employ the latest encryption technologies and regularly update their security measures to protect against cyber threats.

5. Real-time analytics:

Cloud ERP systems provide real-time access to data and analytics, enabling public sector organizations to make more informed decisions. Real-time data also helps identify issues before they become problems and enables organizations to quickly respond to changing conditions.

By embracing cloud technology, public sector organizations can streamline their operations, improve efficiency, and provide better services to their constituents.

How Unit4 can help your public sector organization to harness the power of cloud-based solutions

Unit4 provides industry-specific solutions for Finance and ERP software solutions for central and federal government departments, local and regional government, healthcare, and emergency services. Our industry model approach provides finance and HR teams in the public sector solutions that transform how people work, freeing them to spend more time focusing on the work that matters most – serving your citizens.

Why Unit4?

Specialized knowledge of the public sector industry and technology – we understand your industry and have built tailored solutions to give you the functionality, agility, and efficiency you need to combat the complexity of the public sector operating environment.

Fast time to value - a faster and reduced risk implementation process means benefits are realized more quickly.

Improved data integration - benefit from both the flexibility to integrate with multiple and changing technology stacks and from best practice guidance to help you unify data and simplify statutory reporting.

Future proof your technology - we are committed to investing in best-of-breed technology that helps you meet the changing needs of the public sector.

Satisfy citizens and retain talent - deliver user-friendly digital experiences and automation that meet the ever-rising standards of the modern service economy, bringing a better experience for your citizens and less administrative burden for your people.

What Unit4 customers have to say about us

“Unit4 understands the complexity of local government – the platform is tailored around our needs. It also connects easily with other systems, is intuitive to use, and offers unmatched financial management integrity.” – Claire Taylor, Corporate Director for Customers, Organizational Development, and Resources.

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“Unit4 flexes to fit the users, so they are using a system designed around their needs – not vice-versa. Our staff really like the intuitive interface, the workflow, and the automation.” – Duncan Squires, Finance System Manager, Berkshire NHS Trust.

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“Unit4 is making the council smarter and more agile. By automating and streamlining processes in the cloud, as well as introducing self-service, Southampton City Council can direct more resources to front-line services.” Helen Baker, ERP Support and Development Manager, Southampton City Council.

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